Saturday, April 18, 2009

1899's winless streak continues

1899's incredible start of the year is long forgotten now as they extended their win-less streak in the Rückrunde to ten matches as they played bottom of the table Karlsruhe to a 1-1 draw.

After a strong start 1899 took the lead two minutes before the half-hour as Bosnia international Sejad Salihović accepted Selim Teber's provision and struck a powerful drive from just outside the box. The lead only last five minutes as out of the doghouse Australian play-maker Joshua Kennedy split 1899 defenders as he played through Sebastian Freis for a quick strike to square the match. Three minutes into the new half Sejad Salihović's perfect cross found Selim Teber to head in from close range and without fail 1899 had the one goal lead. After missing a few chances to increase the lead thoughts of returning to the win column ended with twenty-five minutes left as Giovanni Federico intercepted a deflected ball via Andreas Beck before turning and scoring from the edge of the area. With a minute remaining Gustavo was shown his second yellow and playing a man down 1899 was close to dropping the point as Federico hit the post. However the match ended in a 2-2 draw dropping 1899 four points off a Europa League spot.